Trauma, as well as other more ordinary unhappy experience, often leave behind some very unpleasant emotional reminders of what we've been through. Post-traumatic stress (PTSD) is the worst of it. But even our everyday emotional baggage is no picnic. What do we do with all this stuff... just live with it and cope? Not any more! Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a procedure that thoroughly disposes of the painful reminders and symptoms of any past negative experience.
In this short video, TIR's developer, Dr. Frank Gerbode, and several of his colleagues distinguish TIR from the variety of traditional and contemporary psychotherapies often used to deal with the effects of life's cumulative trials and tribulations - cognitive, behavioral, Rogerian and analytic approaches among them. TIR, they point out, is not a coping strategy. It actually resolves the residual anger, anxiety, depression, guilt and other miseries that so often sabotage the happiness and well-being of those who have experienced grievous loss, abuse and injury.
Training in the application of TIR is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) for inclusion in the continuing education of psychologists and is available, as well, to lay and professional counselors at centers in the US and abroad.